The Grateful Dead Live at Soldier Field on 1995-07-08
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Jack Straw, Sugaree, Wang Dang Doodle, Althea, Queen Jane Approximately, Tennessee Jed, Eternity*, Don't Ease Me In
China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider, It's All Too Much, Saint Of Circumstance-> Terrapin Station-> Drums-> Space-> The Other One-> Visions Of Johanna, One More Saturday Night, E: U.S. Blues
* Weir on acoustic. Other artist(s): The Band Openned
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|Wang Dang Doodle|
|Queen Jane Approximately|
|Don't Ease Me In|
|China Cat Sunflower ->|
|I Know You Rider|
|It's All Too Much|
|Saint Of Circumstance ->|
|Terrapin Station ->|
|The Other One ->|
|Visions Of Johanna ->|
|One More Saturday Night|
-- Disc change is seamless
-- This is the only purely digital source in circulation
- 2011-07-03 01:58:40
- Dat (Tascam DA-20) -> Tascam SS-R05 -> Samplitude Professional v11.2 -> FLAC
- Chicago, IL
- Run time
- SBD -> Dat (44.1k)
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
- Soldier Field
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: My 100th Show
A head after the show said he was selling balloons preshow. They had a network of heads on the lookout for cops. But, this one patty wagon with two cops came by and wanted some doses. What is a Dead Head to do? Somehow, the cops found some doses on the ground!? They ate them all. The head telling the story said they got way high! Told me their plate numbers and ID number on the wagon and that was that. BUT, we happened to see a patty wagon after hearing this story. It had the numbers on it and the cops filled the description given for them. What is a Head to do? We knocked on the door of the wagon. The cops did not really respond, so we knock some more. Finally, the driver snaps out of some daze and rolls down the window. He was not happy with us. We ask him a question and he can't form words to reply. The other cop never moved. His eyes were open, but he was elsewhere. We left. Those cops were not there man! They were so friggin' gone. We laughed our asses off. Sometimes the stories you hear out of a Dead Heads mouth!?!
Subject: Penultimate Show
1st to the last show. Ignore the reviewers ranking this alongside Barton '77 as one of the best shows. If this is 5 stars, then either their reviews cannot be trusted or the Garcia sex tape is 3 stars. Maybe if you've only ever heard '94 and '95 ... Nope; this is still as one star as the band gets.
First Set. The first couple are almost average, but also kind of lax. As with most of '95, Bobby is actively trying to boost Sugaree, yet there are zero fireworks. Wang Dang isn't pitcha too bad and is one of the show's two not-nearly-as-dim spots, with Bobby circling Jer's riffs in support. Althea is a full-on struggle, with Jer losing his place several times. It's a relief when the lyrics are over and the end jam is reached. Queen Jane passes, but by Tennessee it's clear that lyrics are optional on the Jer songs. Weir plays acoustic for Eternity. The peak section is kind of flat - Bobby arranged this as the sister to Victim, so it needs that section to spiral up. Any momentum is killed by Dough Knees, which is a shrugged-off shuffle, and now the drummers are living in their own movies.
Second Set. Jer is barely representin' for China Cat and everybody has to be late on the beat to try to find him.
Rider has a nice bounce, but also sounds like it's their first time through, and they bail quickly. It's All Too Much is the last of 6 from Vince. Of these it's not bad, but it's in a questionable slot. By Saint of Circumstance, Jer has been pulled down in the mix. That doesn't save Terrapin from a trainwreck. Jer vamps, trying to recall the lyrics, but the end jam is slightly better. 17min of this - yet not long enough to find the confounded bridge. The highlight of most '95 shows, the drummers shake the stadium for nearly 15min. Space is nice & strange, albeit a bit pedestrian. The set peak is the Visions of Johanna. Not the best of the 8 times it was played, but the least dim spot in the show as Jer becomes earnest, remembers lyrics, and doesn't have to play much (compare to 4/22/86). Bobby does his best for Saturday Night, but Garcia blows almost every lyric for U.S. Blues.
1st Set: D-
2nd Set: D+
Overall = 1 star
SOURCES: There aren't many great sources, actually. There are AUDs pitched too fast and airy SBDs. However the Oade AUD is good, there is a good matrix (127736_nick), and a Miller SBD (miller_114363). Visions of Johanna is on Garcia Plays Dylan.
Subject: No doubt about it. ..
Subject: Last time
Subject: Hope the scalpers get stuck
Subject: Uncle Jerry's Band
Subject: Yo KlearJet
Subject: Need a ticket for one of the 50th Annivesary shows
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Subject: Last Time!
Subject: Cleaning up the classics...
To think one month later from this final weekend of the long strange road trip, no more JG...sad.
So, to sum it all up (imo) the recording is the best available so far and the band gets full credit for another night of enjoyable entertainment.
Subject: Conjuring up a touch of magic one last time???
5 stars compared to most of 1995
but unrated b/c I wasn't there and can't really judge the vibe.
Subject: One off the last concerts for Grateful Dead?